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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Wyoming

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Nicholas Vassallo
, United States Attorney

Cheyenne Man Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of an Illegal Firearm

Michael Langley, age 26, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced to 51 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl imposed the sentence, which also included three years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment, on May 2, 2023.

According to court documents, on October 10, 2022, Langley was a passenger in a vehicle and fired several shots from a semiautomatic pistol at another vehicle while traveling through Cheyenne. At the time, Langley was a convicted felon who was prohibited from possessing a firearm. Langley pled guilty to unlawfully possessing the pistol, which had an obliterated serial number.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Cheyenne Police Department investigated the crime. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan C. Coppom prosecuted the case.

Case No. 22-CR-00133-SWS

Denver Field Division